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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning, i'm charles osgood this is "sunday morning." the eyes of the nation have been focused this weekend on a bridge in selma, alabama. the bridge where 50 years ago police attacked nonviolent protesters watching for the rye of african americans. yesterday our first african american president spoke at a ceremony commemorating that march.
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he also spoke one on one with senior white house correspondent bill plante. >> mr. president, when you look at this mural here, reminder that you sat here eight years ago because you are here because somebody marched. >> not only would i not be here because i think our society wouldn't have had changed as much as it has in 50 years, but this is also the source of inspiration that got me involved in public service in the first place. >> ahead on "sunday morning," president obama reflects on the legacy of selma 50 years later. c.e.o. from a singular event in our history to seeing double, a problem for the eye doctor unless you're the photographer anthony mason will take us to meet. >> they could be twins. but they're not even related. >> a brig smile. >> 14 years, canadian photographer francois brunelle
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has been fascinated with finding and shooting look-alikes. >> you can drive yourself mad. >> i'm already mad. so that's fine. >> i really think that -- later on "sunday morning" a story that will have you seeing double. >> osgood: carl ryaner is a one of a kind pioneer from television days who louver lost ability to make us laugh. in the tracy smith this morning. >> welcome american -- hi everybody. >> car carl reiner is being a comedy ledge send great. >> every once in awhile there's 115-year-old woman she was driving. >> that feels good. >> it felt great. >> how do you stay mentally sharp? >> i don't know. it's a gift.
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>> a walk with carl reiner ahead this "sunday morning." >> osgood: off-broadway musical is going to broadway later this year, away from the story of an american who was all about moving onward and upward. mo rocca has a front row seat for the new show "hamilton." >> alexander hamilton was the only immigrant among the seven key founding fathers. came from nothing and helped forge a nation. ♪ now his story is a musical that has revolutionary as the man himself. >> that hip-hop music is the music of the revolution. >> from the page to the stage with alexander hamilton. ahead on "sunday morning." spoiler alert he dies. >> osgood: joe sartore
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photographs monarch butterflies taking flight. steve mart man watches a special delivery. seth doane marks the first anniversary of the disappearance of malaysia airlines flight 370. and more, first the headlines for this sunday morning the 8th of march, 2015. it's called bloody sunday, the day 50 years ago when civil rights protesters clashed with police in selma alabama. yesterday selma saw very different gathering on the edmund pettus bridge bill plante reported from selma 50 years ago and he was there for us to cover yesterday's events as well. >> with a perfect sky above, civil rights icons, members of congress former president and mrs. bush and the nation's first black president walked together across the edmund pettus bridge. 50 years ago on this very spot, they were beaten for seeking
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right to vote. one of those attacked that bloody sunday was congressman john lewis. >> if someone had told me that crossing this bridge that one day i would be back here introducing the first african american president, i would have said you're crazy you're out of your mind. >> president obama told the crowd that the efforts of those carry special meaning. >> change these men and women want in the presence of african americans, we sit on the bench, we serve in elected office from small towns to big cities. from the congressional black caucus all the way to the oval office. >> pgh son was one of the long and successful march two weeks after bloody sunday. >> this time. >> what happened in selma changed the nation.
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but president obama said the work is not yet done. >> 50 years from bloody sunday, our march is not yet finished. but we're getting closer. >> for "sunday morning," this is bill plante in selma, alabama. >> osgood: as we told you bill plante spoke with the president in selma we'll hear that conversation in just a few minutes. protesters in madison wisconsin, took to the streets yesterday following fatal shooting of an un-armed black man by a white policeman. the officer who has been placed on leave fired after he was assaulted. in nigeria yesterday, boko haram, the extremist group pledged allegiance to the isis militants now fighting in iraq and syria. this year's iditerod sled car race is ideal for dog or musher with little snow in anchorage temperatures near 40, the race's
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>> osgood: there is a certain symbolism in a bridge. a bridge crosses divides, joining two sides as one. this bridge moves people across the alabama river and yet it also moves us in ways far more profound. its namesake edmund pettus was a u.s. senator in the early 1900s, prior to that he had been the grand dragon of the alabama ku klux klan. there is a fitting if unintended sim tree in what took place here 50 years ago when the divide
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between black america and white america could be denied no longer. sunday, march 7th 1965 voting rights activists learned some 600 marchers out of selma bound for the state capitol in montgomery. the march was inspired by the shooting of a young civil rights worker jimmy lee jackson. >> this is an unlawful assembly, your order to disperse or go to your church. this march will not continue. >> osgood: they made it only to the edmund pettus bridge where authorities set upon them. the violence that have bloody sunday was broadcast across the nation. martin luther king, junior came to selma soon after and
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completed the march. young cbs news reporter bill plante was there. >> they have six miles to go on the four lane highway then they hit the two-lane highway for another eight miles today. >> osgood: with thousands behind them plante managed to speak with king. >> all activities of the past week in selma come to fruition now, is this the grand climax? >> i would say this and its culmination in the march on the capital on thursday. this is certainly the high point in the struggle in alabama. >> osgood: moved by outrage over selma, president lyndon johnson signed the voting rights act into law. guaranteed equal access to the polls for all. the consequences have been remarkable. african americans are now a potent political force.
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but nothing has come easy, just ask george evans the mayor of selma. >> having the right to vote just didn't happen by accident. it happened as a result of people making a sacrifice, both black and white, for the benefit of giving rights to all people to vote and have a better quality of life and change the whole momentum of the whole nation. >> osgood: but recently, that momentum has shifted in 2013 the supreme court rolled back a section of the voting rights act he'sing federal oversight of voting laws in several states. as evidence the act has already achieved many of its goals debate over that decision will continue for years to come. yesterday, president obama stood at the edmund pettus bridge and reflected on our nation's five decade journey. >> when the trumpet call sounded for more to join, the people came. black and white young and old
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christian and jew, waving the american flag and singing the same anthems full of faith and hope. a white newsman, bill plante, who covered the mars then and who is with us here today quipped that the growing number of white people lowered the quality of the singing. to those who marched though, those old gospel songs must have never sounded so sweet. >> osgood: bill plante, mr. obama just mentioned was up and coming cbs news reporter 50 years ago. he returned to selma this weekend as our senior white house correspondent. and soon after yesterday's ceremony he spoke with the president about selma then and now at the nearby national voting rights museum. >> mr. president, when you look
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at this mural here, reminded that you said here eight years ago you're here because somebody marched. >> not only would i not be here because i think our society wouldn't have changed as much as it has in 50 years, but this is also the source of inspiration that got me involved in public service in the first place. when i was young, i didn't have aspirations of being president of the united states. but by the time i was in my late teens, early 20s, i started reading about the civil rights movement. and it fascinated me. the reason, the idea that ordinary people humble people, domestics and coleman porter, is that they could have the courage to take on some of the most powerful forces in our society and to see the concept of
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nonviolence mobilized in this way, to bring ultimately changes in law that have made america better. >> several people in the movement keep saying you can change the law but you can't change people's minds, how do you do that? >> i think dr. king said that during the movement, he said, i might not be able to immediately change somebody's heart and mind but if i can prevent that that's important, too. what happens is laws change attitudes change. when i hear people say not much has changed, that's just not true. bill, you were here. you know how much it's changed and it's changed not just because we have an african american president it's changed in all kinds of people's daily interactions. >> mr. president, why is there such a disparity in the way
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blacks and whites see race relations? >> well, there's been a different experience of race relations in this country. the good news is that despite i think a lot of people saying that the country is divided the truth is, in the aftermath of ferguson and what happened in new york, we've seen pretty constructive debate, a conversation. >> you urged congress to do something to repair what the supreme court took away but at the same time you've got large majority of both blacks and whites in our polling who say voter i.d., no problem. >> voter i.d. in and of itself is not the sole issue. the issue is that the justice department had the tools through voting rights act to make sure that if a local jurisdiction is
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discriminating against a certain set of voters, black, hispanic, white, asian that the justice department can get in there and fix it. and when it comes to voter i.d. i think the average person says to themselves, there's nothing wrong with a photo i.d. until perhaps they get the information which is not always provided during polling that in some jurisdictions given voter i.d. might cost $75 $100, $150. if you or somebody who is a senior citizen on a fixed income and you're not driving any more you don't automatically have a driver's license. that may be hard. >> i also asked the president about other news of the week. particularly his own going negotiations with iran to halt their pursuit of nuclear weapons. the activity of the secretary of state and his counter parts
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suggests to lot of people, particularly israelis, that the deal is imminent. >> i think it is fair to say that there's an urgency because we now have been negotiating for well over a year. and the good news is, that during this period, iran has abided by the terms of the agreement, we know what's happening on the ground in iran, they have not addressed the nuclear program. we're not losing anything through these talks. on the other hand we get to point in negotiations where it's not a matter technical issues it's a matter of political will. >> you've said if there's no deal you're willing to walk away. >> absolutely. we walk away. if we cannot verify that they are not going to -- that there's a break out period, even if they -- we would have enough time to take action. if we don't have that kind of
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deal we're not going to take it. >> another of the president's concerns in the middle east, so-called islamic state in iraq. right maui ran is allied with fighting alongside iraq to take out islamic state here tikrit. u.s. is sitting on the sidelines are you comfort automobile with that? >> i think we've got lot of stuff going on in iraq but we've been very clear that our top priority making sure that isil is rolled back. what is also true though, is that the only way to maintain long term stability inside of iraq is if the sunni minority who is invested in their country the same way that the shia majority does. >> the controversy in washington with news that hillary clinton improperly used personal e-mail account while serving as secretary of state. mr. president, when did you first learn that hillly clinton used e-mail system outside the
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u.s. government for official business while she was secretary of state. >> the same time everybody else learned it through news reports. >> were you disappointed? >> let me just say that hillary clinton is and has been outstanding public servant. she was a great secretary of state for me. the policy of the administration to encourage transparency and that's why my e-mails from my blackberry that i carry around all those records are available and archived. i'm glad that hilary is instructed that those e-mails that had to do with official business need to be disclosed. >> no president can ever escape the concerns of his office. but yesterday it was clear that this president relished his moment in history. >> selma shows us that american is not the project of any one person. because the single most powerful
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>> osgood: and now a page from our sunday morning almanac. march 8th 1971. 44 years ago today. the final fade out for one of hollywood's earliest comic stars. for that was the day harold lloyd died at the age of 77. a bit player in some early comedy shorts, lloyd found box office success once he start playing a bee spectacled every man. in the hit film in 1920s he proved himself a master of the well-timed, some time death defying stunt.
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his encounter with a clock in the 1923 film is one of the most iconic scenes in movie history. in the 1930 film "feet first." yet for all that high-rise derrig-do, "feet first" was one of harold lloyd's last movies. a silent star at heart, lloyd failed to find his footing in the new world of talking pictures. and large dedisappeared from public view for many years. until 1962, that is, when he returned with an anthology film of many of his classics called "harold lloyd's world of comedy." >> we thought you'd be interested in meeting -- >> in the appearance on "calendar" that same year he talked to hear reasoner about
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the distinctive character he created. >> when i adopted the glasses it more or less put me in a different category because i became a human being. he was a kid that you'd meet next door or across the street. >> osgood: or very far above it. >> osgood: next. >> a big smile. >> osgood: two for the show.
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>> osgood: the fact that you are watching us, you clearly turned your clocks ahead to daylight savings time. seeing double comes to the territory in one photographer's studio anthony mason shows us why. >> when his subjects show up at a shoot in atlanta photographer francois brunelle sometimes does a double take. >> oh, my, god look at that. finally. hi, who are you? >> charlie. >> i'm michael. >> really?
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>> brunelle is shooting a series of photographs on doppelgangers. his subjects are not twins. charlie chasen and michael malone are not even related. >> our mothers don't see the resemblance. when i met charlie i didn't see the resemblance eater. >> christie walker and stephanie aren't either. >> it's very rare that you find your own twin, especially living -- she's originally from ohio i'm from georgia. >> lindsey sampson and ayanna bryant didn't meet until they shared a room in college. >> the day i moved in she walked into the dorm and my was like, oh my, gosh. she's your twin. >> you do look alike. >> you could drive yourself mad. >> yeah, i'm already mad. that's not a problem. >> the 64-year-old photographer had the idea for the project after someone said he looked
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like the actor rowan atkinson's character, mr. bean. he didn't see the resemblance at first. >> because until that moment i thought i was a little bit like mr. dean, james dean. >> not mr. bean. >> then he had a dream. >> i'll find two identical people. i'll bring them together. then when they meet they will be in shock. then i will take a picture of that. then that will be amazing to look at this picture. that was my dream. >> how long have you been doing this now? >> 14 years. >> his first subjects, canadians, he brought to his home studio in montreal. >> they look at least like they should be brother and sister but they're a couple? >> they're a couple, yeah. >> these girls were born on the same day. her father is hungarian. her mother is canadian. her father is from india. >> word about brunelle's project began to spread over the
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internet. >> these are all e-mails from people? >> yeah, well, these are e-mails from canada, the united states. this is south america. europe. >> they have come from all over the world. >> new zealand here. >> such a simple idea. but it's strangely powerful. >> yeah. and it's total mystery to me. i'm still amazed. i receive e-mails every day i just received one today and people still are you know, they are fascinated by the idea. >> have you found that people have a longing to have a double? >> some people, yes. i get lots of e-mail and you won't believe me but from china, people asking me to find their look alike. because they have one child family. they don't have siblings, don't have brothers and sisters. >> he remembers one in particular. >> i saw your project and would you please find my look alike so i feel less alone.
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>> people want some kind of a connection. >> yes absolutely. >> the government of colombia in south america commissioned brunelle to shoot an advertising campaign to promote harmony. they found look-alikes whoen oft were meeting for the first time during the shoot. the tag line of the campaign "let's choose to see what we have in common." studies have shown that unrelated people who look alike have no greater emotional connection than those who don't. but don't tell that to ayanna bryant. and lindsey sampson. >> from the moment we met -- i know. i really think that she was the ying to my yang. we are just so much alike. we're kind of the only two people that can tolerate each other. >> for long periods of time. >> or to charlie chasen and michael malone. >> i just think we really were kind of meant to be friends.
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>> i feel like we'll be friends forever, right? but at the same time we'll be in a book where we're there forever. >> they're the same and opposite at the same time. >> francois brunelle's project is supposed to end with the book he plans to publish. >> if i would go photographer everyone that has written me, i would travel for years. but i want to photographer them and that's the problem with me. for now the photographer continues to remind us how much alike we all really are. >> osgood: coming up.
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the attacks spread next to ancient assyrian city of nimrud which dates back more than 3000 years. and now most recently have come reports that isis has destroyed ancient relics in the city of hatra, declared a world heritage site in 1987. isis claims to be enforcing an islamic in junction against religious idolatry. an interpretation rejected by mainstream religious authorities unesco the u.n. organization for education, science and culture is condemning the attacks as, in its words, cultural cleansing. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is going so far to declare the militant's rampage a war crime. none which street likely to dissuade a terrorist group which has already showed such little regard for the law and human life. too soon to know what the future holds for people living under the so-called islamic state.
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estrogen should not be used to prevent heart disease heart attack, stroke or dementia. ask your doctor about premarin vaginal cream. >> osgood: on off-broadway show doesn't stay off broadway for long if it's a hit. the show mo rocca is proving a big hit indeed. ♪ >> when lin-manuel miranda sings about the drive of the young scrappy and hungry immigrant he's not singing about just any
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immigrant. ♪ he's singing about the man on the ten dollar bill, alexander hamilton. the revolutionary visionary and youngest of the founding fathers. this is a guy who on the strength of his writing pulled himself from poverty into the revolution that helped create our nation. and caught beef with every other founding father. there's great drama, there's a great love story. there's incredible political in creek. intrigue. ♪ >> in other words, a life made for the stage. hamilton, written by and
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starring miranda, is a smash off-broadway at new york's public theater and is heading to broadway this summer. >> ♪ smile more don't them know what you're against or what you're for. >> it's hamilton's life and death at the hand of vice president aaron burr put to music that this energetic as the man and the times he lived through. >> we take it as a given that hip hop music is the music of the revolution. ♪ >> hamilton's unlikely journey to the stage began six years ago when miranda on vacation picked up a 700 page hamilton biography. >> by the end of the second chapter i was on google saying somebody's already made this into a musical.
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how can anyone not have made this into a musical? >> for miranda an urban sound made perfect sense for hamilton's story. you took it as a given that hop hop would be the musical vernacular. is it because of the energy? >> it's because of the energy. it's because the hip hop narrative is writing your way out of your circumstances. i want to get somewhere else. i want to get my corner of the sky. >> that certainly describes alexander hamilton. born out of wedlock in the caribbean and abandoned by his father hamilton made his way to new york city at 17. royaling with insecurity about his background, the ferociously ambitious hamilton over compensated with a super human work ethic. he was just 22 when he served as general washington's aide aide-de-camp during the
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revolutionary war and 34 when he became the first secretary of the treasury. >> he was one who saw the future in a visionary flash. so at a time when jefferson and madison see the united states as a country with traditional agriculture and small towns here comes this young man from the caribbean, he foresees a country that's going to have banks and stock exchanges corporations factories, large cities. in other words, the country that we know today. >> ron wrote the biography that inspired miranda. >> i think that this is a classic immigrant story in terms of someone recognizing the opportunities in this brand new turbulent, wide open society. >> he's kinda the ultimate immigrant. >> the original immigrant. made greatest contribution of any immigrant in the history of the united states. >> ♪ mr. hamilton.
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♪ >> mir dan radio for the 2008 is the son of puerto rican immigrants. >> your parents are immigrants was that part of what connected you to the story of hamilton? >> my father came here same age as hamilton. already graduated college. he came with full ride to nyu post-doc psychology program. didn't speak english. learned it here while he was studying. >> he learned english while getting a post-doc that is ambition, that's drive. >> i can't begin to aspire to that level of ambition. writing this story helped me understand him. >> ladies and gentlemen you could have been anywhere in the world but you're here with us today in new york city! are you ready for -- >> if the cast of "hamilton" doesn't sound like we imagine the founders sounding it doesn't look like them either. >> this is a story of america
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then told by america now. it looks like america now. >> phillipa soo plays hamilton's wife el father i told him i was doing this. he said who are you playing? how are you playing an gel la schuyler? >> i'm a little confused. >> in the show the schuyler sisters sound awful lot like the r&b group destiny's child. ♪ a contrast england king george iii has distinctly british pop sound. ♪
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>> i sort of plundered to write a breakup song for king george iii to the colonies. >> in the life long rival aaron burr, leslie odon junior, brings down the house with a good old showstopper. ♪ this was a time when the political could get extremely personal. here's hamilton who favored more federal power debating thomas jefferson who favored states' rights. ♪ >> the rap battles are i think the country should be like this. you think the country should be like that. and if you win our country goes to ruin. so the stakes are here. ♪
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it's incredible verbal dexterity. >> makes perfect sense that hamilton and jefferson are arguing about the role of federal government in the form of a rap smack down. >> 60 seconds for jefferson. 60 seconds for hamilton. cabinet response determines the winner. >> the view from here must be spectacular. >> miranda wrote some of the musical at the morris jumel mansion in upper manhattan where george washington's first cabinet met. >> so you would just sit here and write? >> yeah. i'd bring in my computer and my keyboard and i'd doodle around. >> aaron burr once lived here, too. by the time he and hamilton met in 1804 their rivalry had
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hardened. hamilton backed jefferson over burr for president in 1800. once word spread of his death alexander hamilton was mourned by the young country he helped birth. ♪ his life's journey as improbable as the musical written about him. >> the way i hold a $10 bill is different now because like, that's my dude. i've spent six years trying to get into that guy's head. ♪ >> osgood: ahead, the flight of the butterflies.
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c.e.o. a colorful but fragile creature is taking flight right in photographer joel sartore's back yard. >> i have a confession to make. a few years ago on a farm i own in eastern nebraska, i took 44 acres out of production, on purpose. that's a lot. where corn and beans once grew i plant tall native grasses and wild flowers. among area farmers, this was seen as nothing short of scandalous. though the new plantings helped stabilize the soil in steep areas the previous owners should never have plowed in the first place, i took some heat for my little prairie patches. must be nice to be able to leave money on the ground. what a waste. if only he knew that i really had in mind butterflies. you see, a few years ago i'd had
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a near religious experience on a mountain top in central mexico. i'd arrived before down on a rented mule. there, standing silently in the mist, were ancient fir trees so laden with monarch butterflies their bows literally bent under the weight. can you even imagine how many butterflies it takes to make a tree branch sag? when the sun finally came up, millions of brilliant orange spots burst from the trees rising and falling and swirling around me like a great living blizzard. and for a few moments at least i felt like i was five years old and in heaven. but now we're told this wonder of the world may be coming to an end. how could this possibly happen? it's not terribly hard to figure out, actually. monarchs only spend the winter in mexico then in march they begin their yearly migration
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northward. they glide right up the center of our continent where they need plenty of nectar-bearing plants to feed on and especially milk we'd to lay their eggs. with more acreage than ever planted to crops they can't eat plus insecticide sprayed with abandon, it's no wonder the monarchs have been flying steadily downhill. but of course, there is hope. come springtime we can all embrace native plants. think how lovely your home office, school or garden would look with purple coneflower and asters vervain and black-eyed sues sans, and above all think milk we'd. that's the one plant that man arc babies just can't live without. find a nursery that sells the native plants that grow where you live and get variety of species that take turns blooming from april all the way through october. and if we don't manage to save the one insect we so adore?
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now that will truly be the biggest waste of all. >> osgood: next. chosen path.
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>> osgood: special delivery is an every day occurrence. steve hartman has been watching the men with make it happen. >> there's not a whole lot to do at lakeside park in fond du lac wisconsin, at least not in the winter. so why then, for the past couple months have these two city workers been sneaking off on their own to shovel a walkway no one really needs to walk on? >> for most people it's a path to no where. it's a path to somewhere for one person. >> jared ebert and kevin schulz say they discovered that one person one snowy day. >> he was in his car. the snow bank was there. >> did you know what he was doing there? >> i put it together.
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it took us both back a little bit thinking my gosh, his devotion is that strong that he still comes when he can't make it to the bench even. >> >> there's a bench dedicated to a woman named betty. based on the flowers you can tell. she's still loved. >> i will give you a daisy ♪ i'll give you a daisy a day. >> his wife loved that song. daisy a day. >> i look forward. >> when he lost her a couple years ago after 55 years of marriage, he got a bench in her memory and started taking her daisies every day he could. he thought no one was noticing, so imagine his surprise. >> yeah, one day i pulled up there and there's the walk shoveled. >> what did you think of that? >> my knees about buckled on me. >> bud couldn't believe someone would go to such trouble. >> totally unexpected. >> we're just doing what we felt
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was our job. >> i haven't read your job description but i don't think it's in there. >> some in tuition be it divine, this is why you're here to help one another. >> good afternoon dear. well, it's a nice day cold, but nice. here's your daisy. >> sometimes to make a difference in the world you need a good idea. and sometimes all you need is to recognize the good around you and clear the way for it. >> see you tomorrow munchkin. love you always did. always will. ♪ i'll give you a daisy a day ♪ i love you until all the rivers and the winds blow away ♪ >> osgood: still to come. flight 370 still searching.
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but next -- comic legend carl reiner. >> before i have coffee i read the obit is. >> seriously. >> if i'm not in it i'll have breakfast.
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>> what? what? >> how is your foot? >> how does it look? [ laughter ] >> it's "sunday morning" on cbs. here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: carl reiner on "the dick van dyke show" back in the 1960s. here at 9 he is a comic legend that can keep up with the best of them as our stress smith discovered when she came to call. >> i know it's the number, the number -- first thing in the morning before i have coffee i read the obits. >> seriously? >> yes. if i'm not in it i'll have breakfast. >> at nearly 93 carl reiner is in the kind of shape people half
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his age might envy. >> the vital signs are perfect. i could live another hour. >> he only sounds like he's on borrowed time. >> you're still productive, you're still writing. >> yes. >> it's not like you're waiting around. >> i wake up every morning anxious to get to my -- what do you call it? was used to call it a typewriter. my computer. >> just finished the fourth volume of his memoirs. clearly the 12-time emmy winner has a lot to look back on. >> hi there everybody. once again we present "this is your story." >> carl reiner didn't create tv, but let's just say he was in the delivery room.
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>> i like him. of course you got -- >> as a writer and performer he was a giant among giants. his cowriters on the shows included larry gelbart comic genius mel brooks and play wright neil simon. back in the early days of television, we should mention you were on tv before you owned a tv? >> yes. we didn't have a tv when i did the show of shows. we got a little 7-inch set the kids used to watch it. he said, say hello to me on television but when i do this i put my tie up in the finale while saying goodbye that's for you. >> every night would you do
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this that meant good night. how sweet is that? >> after years of writing sketch comedy he had an idea. a sitcom about a new york city comedy writer like him who lived in the suburbs with an adorable family, like his. >> your son dislikes you. >> how can he dislike me, i'm his father. >> he's only six years old he hasn't known me long enough to hate me. >> the pilot flopped. but reiner had written 13 full episodes and the producer thought of way he could make it all work. you might remember sheldon leonard from "it's a wonderful life" as the bartender who tells it straight. >> look, i'm the boss, you want a drink? >> we'd love to talk to you
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about these episodes. >> you didn't want to do it? >> he said, you have better actor to play you. he suggested dick van dyke. >> the show, which ran for five seasons on cbs was a major hit. >> it was an accident. >> writer wound up playing the pompous boss alan brady but the rest of the show mirrored his life. mary tyler moore was in spared by the real life woman reiner wente homto every night. >> as young g.i. during world war ii he met estelle an artist eight years his senior. >> i had a lot of hair in those
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da 2007. >> he was really good looking. when you looked at her what did you think? >> nice figure. of course i was 20. >> they married in 1943 and had three children, robbie annie and lucas. ♪ for a showbiz family the reiners were pretty normal. robbie the future director had a pretty good arm. so did mom. and in the summer they would all hit the beach sometimes with long time family friends, mel brooks. how often do you see each other now? >> six or seven times a week. he sits right there. we watch television. >> i never practiced it. i was perfect at it. [ laughter ] >> but nothing on tv like this any more.
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the 2,000-year-old man was impromptu sketch gone wild with reiner interviewing brooks as the oldest man in the world. >> what was it like to have seven wives? >> terrible. it was absolutely the worst thing that ever happened. >> why? >> i used to come home from work i opened the door i hear, you're late for super super super super. >> ranking old timer. i got to say, i just can't do it. at my age i think i earned the right to be selfish. >> with the oldest man in the star packed "oceans 11" gang but his biggest hit were behind the camera. >> and action. >> as director of comedies like "the jerk" and "oh, god" starring george burns. >> i swear to tell the truth. >> so help me, me. >> so help you, you? >> if it the court even if it doesn't please the court
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i'm god, your honor. >> a guy who likes to make people happy is that a tough trait to have when you're a director? >> a wonderful trait to have. you can get the best out of people if they're happy and not frightened they're going to make a mental mistake. exactly the same. who will think going to be right for the part and then you let 'em go. >> yes yes yes yes. >> maybe that's why rob reiner cast his mom estelle for a small but climactic moment. >> oh, god. >> i'll have what she's having. >> but what really got estelle reiner excited was singing as carl wrote something his wife loved until the day she died in 2008.
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why did you decide to write about the last moments of her life? >> because it was so beautiful. he is tell died at 94, she was 94, last year of her life was lying in bed. it was -- she always thought she was going to go back and sing. and she couldn't really get out of bed. she had major problems. >> she was here. >> her mind was always there. at the last moment she wasn't even breathing a breath every minute. a little something. and we touched her nothing. i said, lucas she should go out lovely like her last album. i put on, first song was "hey, you're adorable" that was playing. i said, play it up loud. ♪ b your so beautiful ♪ d is your charm. >> she'll here it as she's going. and we played it loud.
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one of the hospice nurses, she had such a lovely sweet voice. lucas went up to mom, she says you have a lovely sweet voice. and estelle passed away. her lips said thank you. i had to write about that. because it was a good way to go. a good way to go. ♪ >> and music still keeps him going. reiner sings on his daily walks and at one point even considered a career as a >> i was six years old i said, i want to be an irish tenor. he said, a jewish tenor. >> we're thankful carl reiner chose to make us laugh instead. ♪
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♪ to that tumble-down shack ♪ now we got it. use any part of it. >> osgood: coming up. >> emotional way to make any progress. >> osgood: one year and counting.
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life. new flonase. six is greater than one. this changes everything. >> osgood: today marks one year since asia airlines flight 370 vanished over the indian ocean. also today new report reveals that the battery of the aircraft's under water locator beacon had expired more than a year before the plane disappeared.
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seth doane has filed this sunday journal. >> all of that searching, all of those months and still nothing. no trace of flight 370. all that talk of pings satellite data and possible debris was just false hope. >> when peter cries wolf over and over the villagers stop responding and i've heard wolf cried so frequently. >> sarah bajc's partner american philip wood, was one of the 239 people on board. how are you doing one year on? >> well, from a practical daily perspective i've tried my best to keep my life going. from an emotional perspective, very difficult to make any progress. >> you're not just missing the person that's something that would always happen. if you lose somebody who you
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loved you always miss them. in this case we've had all this compounding trauma. >> but the search goes on the vast 23,000 square mile priority zone established in southern indian ocean still authorities best guess as to where the flight ended. in heavy seasa thousand miles west of using sonar to try to detect signs of the triple-seven on the sea bed. they searched roughly 44% of that priority zone which they hope to complete by may. >> sometimes reality sinks in and indian ocean big ocean rough sea. how? but we'll still hang on to that hope. we will. until they find the plane. >> jackie gonzales' husband patrick gomez, was the inflight supervisor on mh-370.
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she says everywhere she turns she thinks of him. it's the simplest things. seeing his handwriting in a recipe book. >> we have endeavored every credible lead. >> declared mh-370 an accident in january. that was supposed to help provide closure but not for loved ones still waiting, still wondering. >> right now you cannot tell me that he's gone forever until i see some evidence. >> you want something. >> i want something. i need something. >> i'm prepared to learn that there is evidence of the plane crashed. i'm prepared for that. i don't want that. but i'm prepared for it. but having to go through the rest of my life with this hanging over my heart and hanging over my head seems almost an impossible feat.
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yolk of segregation and tyranny of jim crow, the death of four little girls in birmingham and the dream of a baptist preacher all met on this bridge. it was not clash of armies, but a clash of wills, a contest to determine the meaning of america. what they did here will reverberate through the ages. not because the change they want was preordained, not because their victory was complete but because they proved that nonviolent change is possible. that love and hope can conconsider hate. what could more profoundly
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vindicate the idea of america than plain and humble people, the unsung, the downtrodden the dreamers not of high station, not born to wealth or privilege not of one religious tradition but many, coming together to shape their country's course. 50 years from bloody sunday, our march is not yet finished. but we're getting closer. 239 years after this nation's founding our union is not yet perfect. but we are getting closer. our job's easier because somebody already got us through that first mile. somebody already got us over that bridge. when it feels the road's too hard, when the torch we've been passed feels too heavy we will remember these early travelers and draw strength from their example and hold firmly to the
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words of the prophet isaiah. "those who hope in the lord will renew their strength. they i will soar on the wings like eagles. they will run and not grow weary. they will walk and not be faint." we honor those who walked so we could run. we must run so our children soar. and we will not grow weary for we believe in the power of an awesome god and we believe in this country's sacred promise. may he bless those warriors of justice no longer with us and bless the night states of america. thank you everybody. [ applause ] there were people who listened along the way. people who gave me options. kept me on track. and through it all my retirement never got left behind. so today, i'm prepared for anything we may want tomorrow to be. every someday needs a plan.
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let's talk about your old 401(k) today. >> osgood: hoar is a look at the week ahead on our sunday morning calendar. monday is the day for the film and television music awards honoring composure and songwriters of the top movie tv and video game music of 2014.
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tuesday is organize your home office day based on the principle that more organized your home office is, the less time you'll spend there. on wednesday, the senate foreign relations committee hears testimony on the president's request for authorization to use force against islamic state. thursday is the day for the national book critic circle awards in new york. with 30 finalists competing in six categories. on friday, a broadway musical adaptation of the classic 1951 film "an american in paris" he previews in new york. saturday 3-14-15 is pi day named for the mathematical ratio pi first digits just have to be 31415. we go to bob schieffer in washington for look what's ahead on "face the nation." good morning bob.
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>> schieffer: good morning, charles. we're going to hear from israeli mine sinister benjamin netanyahu and since taking over as the senate majority leader mitch mock continental. >> osgood: next week here on "sunday morning." >> what i did was put collection of 20th century poetry and two -- >> osgood: tracy smith talks with the earl spencer the brother of lady diana. ♪ and, uh, i just can't fight it anymore ♪ ♪ it's bundle time ♪ ♪ bundle ♪ ♪ mm, feel those savings, baby ♪ and that's how a home and auto bundle is made. better he learns it here than on the streets. the miracle of bundling -- now, that's progressive.
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>> osgood: we leave you this sunday morning in the company of a snowy owl. in genesee county in western new york state.
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>> osgood: i'm charles osgood. please join us again next sunday morning until then i'll see you on the radio. captioning made possible by johnson & johnson where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org no one in my family has gone past high school. through the at&t aspire initiative i met my mentor, elizabeth. she believes in me. she pushes me to do better in school and in life. because of the at&t aspire initiative, i'm the first
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nation," president obama tells our bill plant iran must make more concessiono on inspections if it wants nuclear. we'll get the reaction of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem. we'll hear from mitch mcconnell in first sunday interview as taking over. congressman craig gowdy tracking down the hillary clinton e-mails and selma 50 years after historic bloody sunday march. because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs good morning, in his interview with senior white correspondent bill plantee yesterday in selma the president talked about how difficult it is going to be to get a nuclear deal with iran.

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